Definition for AC-CEND'

AC-CEND', v.t. [L. accendo, to kindle; ad and candeo, caneo, to be white, canus; white; W. can, white, bright; also a song. Whence canto, to sing, to chant; cantus, a song; Eng. cant; W. canu, to bleach or whiten, and to sing; cynnud, fuel. Hence, kindle, L. candidus, candid, white. The primary sense is, to throw, dart, or thrust to shoot, as the rays of light: Hence, to cant, to throw. See Chant and Cant.]

To kindle; to set on fire. [The verb is not used.]

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